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A large restaurant franchise company owns and manages multiple supply chains for its several franchises. The multiple supply chains means that the company handles millions of dollars of inventory for the various franchises throughout the United States. Supply disruptions are costly to all stakeholders of the company.

Think about various franchise chains and how they procure products. Conduct additional research on similar businesses and their distribution needs:
This week please read the course material. Read the short scenario.  Search the weekly topics online.  Then, you can post your answer to the weekly DB with your findings.

Discuss the three alternative options that the company reviewed when its primary distributor filed for bankruptcy, disrupting the supply chain. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative option that the company reviewed.

  • Develop a food distribution network (owned and operated by the company itself)
  • Work with third-party logistics providers
  • Work with a traditional food industry service distributor in a new model

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each of the distribution models. Explain why the models would work for one company and why it may not be ideal of another.

In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on at least two other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

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